Bail Reform

NACDL continues to work to combat misinformation and pushback to key bail reforms enacted in New York.

On January 1, 2020, legislation ending cash bail for most misdemeanors and nonviolent felonies went into effect in New York. The legislation also allowed judges to set non-monetary pretrial conditions for most people at arraignment. 

In 2022, NACDL worked with partners to oppose attempts to roll back bail reform and other recent criminal justice victories in New York. On April 9, 2022, the FY 2023 New York State Budget was adopted. Unfortunately, the budget rolled back several key bail and discovery provisions were signed just a few years prior.

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